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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An optical device capable of imposing a controllable retardance (phase shift) on a wave; Also: One that counterbalances or offsets; Also: One that pays wages, etc.

Usage examples (32)
  • Just like FLHunter said, if your archery hunting the angle compensator is priceless.
  • "What fault do you find with my compensator, sir?"
  • I hope that puppy has a recoil compensator of some kind!
  • I send you a plate of my new railway signal wire compensator. for more
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